EP 71: New Peace Support Training Centre; a police website hacked in Saskatchewan; and Commanders’ Conference of American Armies
Nov21

EP 71: New Peace Support Training Centre; a police website hacked in Saskatchewan; and Commanders’ Conference of American Armies

In this episode, the opening of the new Peace Support Training Centre at Canadian Forces Base in Kingston, a look at the recently concluded 32nd Commanders’ Conference of American Armies and a police website has been hacked in Saskatchewan by supporters of the Islamic State. Show Notes: Last week, member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, Mark Gerretsen,...

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Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake
Nov06

Cybersecurity in aviation should be a piece of cake

By: Valarie Findlay No industry is immune to cyber breaches, but few evoke visions of catastrophic loss and devastation than an aviation cyber attack. Despite being the safest mode of transport, the aviation industry’s potential for large-scale loss makes it a high-value target for malicious actors. Aviation’s inextricably connected systems and processes present numerous contact points for cyber threats,...

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Announcing C4ISR & Beyond 2018
Oct25

Announcing C4ISR & Beyond 2018

Vanguard is pleased to announce its 4th annual C4ISR and Beyond event, which will take place at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa on January 30, 2018. This event will continue to focus on bringing stakeholders from industry, military, and government together, for robust discussions around lessons learned and to share in the latest technological advancements and its impact within...

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The next big thing to watch out for in tech
Aug23

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: The next big thing to watch out for in tech

It feels like every year some new wave in technology goes into vogue. When we started OMX, it was all about niche marketplaces – usually the “eBay of something obscure and specific”. When I was on CBC’s Next Gen Dragon’s Den, it felt like every startup that pitched was the “Uber of something” such as food delivery, at home...

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Cyber is the most significant single threat to current and future IT enabled weapons platforms
Jul19

Cyber is the most significant single threat to current and future IT enabled weapons platforms

By Nicholas Scheurkogel This powerful statement is often repeated across the defence industry, and within the Department of National Defence (DND) and Canadian Armed Forces (CAF); so often over the past few years that many have come to believe that it is true. Why would it not be true? Computer hackers and foreign states can manipulate vulnerabilities in the...

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Threats in the Hyper-Connected World
Jun26

Threats in the Hyper-Connected World

By Valarie Findlay For as much as “white-hat” technologists (the good guys) have made advancements, it has become abundantly clear that the risks remain and go beyond technological vulnerabilities and remedies. In other words, cyber-threats have become much more than surreptitious, malicious software that attack our assets; likewise fighting cyber-threats doesn’t always require a technical safeguard. Formed decades ago, the...

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